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African Boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum
Amaranth Amaranthus spp
Banana Passionfruit Passiflora mollissima
Barley Grass Hordeum leporinum
Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum Blackberry Nightshade, Potato Bush, Tomato Bush
Blackberry Rubus fruticosus Bramble
Blue Butterfly Bush Psoralea pinnata Blue Psoralea
Blue Periwinkle Vinca major
Bluebell Creeper Sollya heterophylla
Boneseed Chrysanthemoides monilifera
Bracken Pteridium esculentum
Bridal Creeper Asparagus asparagoides
Broom Cytisus scoparius, Genista monspessulana
Buzzy Acaena nova-zelandiae Bidgee
Californian Thistle Cirsium arvense Canada, Perennial Thistle
Cape Ivy Delairea odorata
Cape Wattle Paraseriantus lophantha
Caper Spurge Euphorbia lathyrus
Capeweed Arctotheca calendula Cape Dandelion
Cat’s Ear Hypochoeris radicata Flatweed, Dandelion
Charlock Sinapis arvensis Wild Mustard
Chicory Cichorium intybus Belgium Endive, Groundsel Bush, Witloof
Cleavers Galium tricornutum Threehorn Bedstraw, Rough Corn Bedstraw, sticky weed
Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster spp
Cotton Thistle Onopordum acanthium Grey Thistle
Crack Willow Salix alba X fragila
Crow Garlic Allium vineale
Cumbungi Typha latifolia Bullrush
Dock Rumex spp
Dodder Cuscuta app Mistletoe
Elisha’s Tears Leycesteria formosa Himalayan Honeysuckle
English Broom Cytisus scoparius subsp. Scoparius
English Ivy Hedera helix
Fat Hen Chenopodium album White Goosefoot, Lamb’s Quarters
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis (& Wild) Morning Glory
Firethorn Pyracantha angustifolia Orange/Red Firethorn
Foxglove Digitaria purpurea
Fumitory Fumaria muralis
Gorse Ulex europaeus Furze
Great Mullien Verbascum thapsus
Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna
Hedge Mustard Sisymbrium officinale (… mustard) Tumbling, Oriental, Wild, Indian Hedge; Oriental Rocket
Hemlock Conium maculatum
Holly Ilex aquifolium English Holly
Horehound Marrubium vulgare Hoarhound
Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica
Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica syn Polygonum cuspidatum syn Reynoutria japonica
Large-leaf Cotoneaster Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Cotoneaster
Lesser Quaking Grass Briza minor
Mallow Malva spp (… mallow) Marsh-, Whorled, Whorlflower, Ringleaf Marsh-
Mignonette Reseda spp
Mirror Bush Coprosma repens Coprosma
Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiflora
Montpellier Broom Genista monspessulana
Morning Glory Ipomoea spp.
Myrtle-leaf Milkwort Polygala myrtifolia Parrot Bush
Nodding Thistle Carduus nutans
Onion Grass Romulea rosea Guildford Grass
Ox Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Oxalis Oxalis spp
Pampas Grass Cortaderia spp
Parrot’s Feather Myriophyllum aquaticum
Paspalum Paspalum dilatatum
Paterson’s Curse Echium plantagineum Salvation Jane, Purple Bugloss
Plantain Plantago spp Ribwort, Ribgrass, Lamb’s Tongue
Prickly Lettuce Lactuca serriola Compass Plant, Milk Thistle, Whip Thistle, Wild Lettuce
Privet Ligustrum spp.
Quaking Grass Briza maxima Blow Fly Grass
Radiata Pine Pinus radiata
Ragwort Senecio jacobaea
Reed Sweet Grass Glyceria maxima Glyceria
Rice Grass Spartina anglica
Rope Twitch Elymus repens / Agropyron repens
Saffron Thistle Carthamus lanatus Woolly Star Thistle
Salsify Tragapogon porrifolius
Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis
Sea Rocket Cakile edentula
Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias
Serrated Tussock Nassela trichotoma
Slender Thistles Carduus pycnocephalus, C. tenuiflorus (… Thistle) Sheep, Shore, Italian, Winged Slender
Soursob Oxalis pes-caprae Oxalis
Sow Sonchus oleraceus, S. asper Milk Thistle, Prickly Sow Thistle, Sow Thistle
Spanish Heath Erica lusitanica
Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare (… Thistle) Black, Scotch, Bull
St John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum
Stinking Mayweed Anthemis cotula
Storksbill Erodium spp Corkscrew, Wild Geranium, Erodium, Crowfoot, Herons Bill
Sweet Briar Rosa rubiginosa
Sweet Pittosporum Pittosporum undulatum
Sycamore Maple Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore
Teasel Dipsacus sylvestris
Three Cornered Garlic Allium triquetrum Angled Onion
Tree Lucerne Cytisus palmensis, Chamaecytisus proliferus
Varigated Thistle Silybum marianum (… thistle) Milk, Spotted, Bull
Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare Bugloss
Wandering Jew Trandescantia albiflora, T. fluminensis Wandering Creeper
Watsonia Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera Bulbil Watsonia
Whiteweed Cardaria draba
Wild Radish Raphanus raphanistrum Jointed Charlock, Wild (& White) Charlock
Wild Turnip Brassica rapa
Willow Herb Epilobium billadarianum, E. ciliatum
Wireweed Polygonum aviculare Hogweed, Knot Weed
Yarrow Achillea millefolium Milfoil